At the Total Health Center, Dr. Scott has a truly unique approach to Fibromyalgia treatment. This video will help you understand what makes us different and why we are able to help people who thought they could not be helped.
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a rheumatic autoimmune syndrome that is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, and an array of other symptoms. The symptoms may vary from day to day, ranging from moderate discomfort to severe disability.
Most people would tend to believe that Fibromyalgia has no cure. You would be one of the 10 million people who suffer with FMS who would accept their affliction as something that they must simply live with and that can only be treated with drugs.
- Widespread musculoskeletal pain
- Localized tenderness
- Tender lymph nodes
- Morning stiffness
- Heart palpitations
- Temporal mandibular dysfunction aka TMJ
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Raynaud’s syndrome
In 1986, sixteen medical centers in the United States and Canada joined together in a study to determine the criteria for diagnosing this condition. In 1990, a committee from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) proposed diagnostic criteria for a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia. They suggested that the criteria for Fibromyalgia should include the presence of widespread pain in combination with tenderness at 11 or more of the 18 specific tender point sites.
Fibromyalgia Treatment in Virginia Beach
As a Functional Medicine practitioner, it is important to stress that there is NO ONE TREATMENT for Fibromyalgia.
Change your mindset from looking for the XYZ miracle treatment and begin to learn the importance of looking for the “real” cause(s) of your health condition.
At the Total Health Center, our treatment is not “disease-specific” but rather “patient-specific”. This means that two people suffering with Fibromyalgia may find that each receives two entirely different treatments, and both dramatically improve. One patient may find that the underlying cause of their condition is due to a thyroid problem, while the other person finds that their problem was due to a bacterial infection of the small intestine.
The most important thing to consider when searching for the solution for Fibromyalgia, or any other disease entity, is the fact that there are a variety of influences that are most likely contributing to your sickness. Looking for the causal chain is of primary importance in determining the course of action that each person needs to take to get well. Diet, food selection, gut integrity, adrenal function, and metabolic support are the first areas to consider.
Heavy metals, thyroid, bacterial/parasitic infection, and hormonal imbalances as well as gut integrity are significant clues that could be disrupting the whole process of cellular metabolism as it relates to lactate build up, energy production, and fatigue.
Here are the key tests that one needs to have done in order to get well.
- Chemistry Profile (Blood)
- Intestinal Barrier Function Test
- Comprehensive Blood Profile
- Intestinal Barrier Function Test
- Cortisol/DHEA Levels
- Comprehensive Thyroid Profile
- Comprehensive Stool Exam
We leave NO STONE UNTURNED to get to the cause and solution to your Fibromyalgia. Your initial exam with Dr. Scott at Total Health Center in Virginia Beach will include:
- A thorough case history where Dr. Scott will listen to the details of your case
- A complete functional neurological examination
- A comprehensive look at any recent blood work you have had done to determine what testing still needs to be done
- A comprehensive analysis of findings and Dr. Scott’s unique knowledge
- A written recommendation for a treatment plan – if Dr. Scott feels he can help you – specifically designed for your unique case
Schedule your free Fibromyalgia consultation with Dr. Mark Scott of Total Health Center in Virginia Beach today.